District Announcements

  • It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of our NEW Director of Technology & Innovation, Darleen Nicolosi...

    Please read the letter from our Superintendent, James Montesano, regarding this new position, created as part of the District's 5-Year Technology Plan and filled by Ms. Darleen Nicolosi.

    "Globalization and technology have changed the way we live and learn, and schools need to emphasize the knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century."

  • Welcome Back to School!

    Join us in partnership as we kick off a new school year and prepare all students to be "Future-Ready".  With a shared vision developed with YOU - our community -  we are focused on seven core competencies representing our Profile of a Nyack Graduate: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Cultural Competence, Content Mastery.

    "In our schools, we are committed to the belief that all students possess great natural abilities. At the most fundamental level, the focus on education has to be on creating conditions in which students will want and be able to learn.  When children are encouraged to be curious and explore, the learning process opens up to new possibilities."    - James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools

    Together, we are building bridges for today's students to cross into tomorrow's world with equity, innovation and optimism.

  • ATHLETIC FIELD UPDATE: Please view the attached Q&A

    To keep our community informed regarding the status of our athletic fields, the District has put together an update with Q&A.  This  will also be posted via Peachjar for District families.

  • The NEW 2017-18 District Calendar is now available on our website !

    The calendar is attached to this announcement for your convenience and can be found on the District's homepage under "About Us" in the navigation bar. 

    Please note that in the mailed version the following important documents will be included as inserts:

    -  Free & Reduced Lunch Application and packet (for eligible families)

    - Health Certificate Form and Medication Order Form (for submission to school nurses)

    - Media Release Form (for parents/guardians who DO NOT give permission for their child's photo to be posted for District use)

    - Household Contact Verification Form - NEW (for households who have not already updated their contact info for  the District database)

    A Welcome Letter from our Superintendent, "Communication Matters", and 2017-18 District Calendar Year-at-a-Glance are also included as inserts.

    All District families will be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail in the week of August 14th.  Please call the Public Relations Office at 353-7013 if you have not received one by August 18th.

  • It's mosquito & tick season! Please see the attached public service announcements on disease prevention, provided by Rockland Health Dept.


Welcome to the World Languages Department

The fundamental goal of the  World Languages program is to enable students to communicate effectively in the target language. Teachers emphasize speaking and vocabulary development, especially in the beginning levels, rather than the study of grammar in isolation. As students progress from introductory to advanced courses, grammar skills are taught in context as tools for effective communication.

 The department strives to equip students with the skills to express communicative functions that include providing and obtaining information, expressing personal feelings, socializing and persuading. Applying speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, students must use the target language effectively in a variety of real-life situations. In addition to the practical application of communication in the language, students will obtain an understanding of cultural perspectives and practices in countries where French and Spanish are spoken.

 The Nyack School District is one of the many school districts in New York which participates in the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS) World Language Examination Consortium. In June all Level 1 students will take the FLACS Checkpoint A or equivalent and all Level III students will take the Checkpoint B exam (Formerly a NYSED-created Second Language Proficiency Exam for level 1 World Language students and Regents Exams in Latin and German for grade 10 students/level 3 language). The mandates from the state for Regents and Advanced Regents diplomas have remained the same but the test is now administered locally trough FLACS. For more information on state requirements please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/documents/lote-qa.pdf

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Whats going on in the WL Department?

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For information on state requirements please visit http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/lote/documents/lote-qa.pdf

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